West Ham United co-owner David Gold says he wants to introduce safe standing at the Olympic Stadium in East London if West Ham United becomes the new tenants of the ground.
While Gold’s desires are to be commended (to have safe standing terrace sections at the ground), his ideas will no doubt be rejected by the Premier League. Unfortunately I don’t see the Premier League ever allowing safe standing sections because one, they’re concerned about the need for added security and two, they’re concerned that ticket revenue may dip if punters expect to pay less for standing section tickets.
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- West Ham want to introduce safe standing at Olympic Stadium — The Mail
- Arsene Wenger refuses to cure Arsenal’s ills by spending big in January — The Telegraph
- Demba Ba buyers scared off by his £30m price package — The Independent
- Swansea work in secret to find the players they like — This Is South Wales
- Everton are not under pressure to sell their biggest stars in the short term — ToffeeWeb
- Champions League: 2012-13 Knockout Phase (16 teams), location map — Bills Sports Maps
- Gary Neville expects Man City to sack Roberto Mancini if they fail to win title — The Independent
- Cardiff moved 4 points clear at the top of the Championship table after win at Blackburn — Sky Sports
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